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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

'Kill Cairo Prof.' Call

CAIRO () -- A Moslem militant group in Egypt has said a Cairo University professor ruled by a court to have abandoned the Moslem faith and ordered to divorce his wife should be killed in line with Islamic laws.

The London-based Arabic daily al-Hayat said Thursday it had received a statement from the Jihad group supporting a Cairo appeal court's ruling annulling the marriage of professor Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid to Ibtihal Younis.

"Based on our faith in God's law rather than man-made law, we affirm that the apostate ruling stems from Islamic law," al-Hayat quoted Jihad as saying."Based on this, it is legitimate to shed Nasr Abu Zeid's blood, whether anyone likes it or not," the statement said.